Psywave (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special
Power
Accuracy 80
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM46

Effects

Psywave inflicts a random amount of HP damage, varying between 50% and 150% of the user's level. In other words, at level 100 the damage will be 50-150 HP.

The damage is typeless (not affected by type advantages/disadvantages) but it still does not affect Dark type Pokemon.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Psywave turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack with variable power.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks with a psychic wave of varying intensity.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave that varies in intensity.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave. The attack varies in intensity.
Black/White The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
Black 2/White 2 The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
Sun/Moon The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psywave at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 13
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 15
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 1
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 7
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 1
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 7
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 13
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 13
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 16
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Level 1
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 15
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 15
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Level 1
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 8
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 1
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 1
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 1
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 13
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 13

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Psywave as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Amorphous
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Amorphous